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might imagine it is not without controversy. >> reporter: like many cities baltimore has long sold ad space on trains and buses. now politicians here are seeing red. how unusual is it? >> it is unusual. >> reporter: councilman pete welsh is behind a proposal to sell ads on fire trucks to stop the cash strapped city from closing three stations for good. >> it's not selling out. having advertising puts control in the hands of the fire department itself. >> please don't shut down these companies. >> reporter: the city council just voted to support the measure. >> when i first heard about the bill i thought it was idiotic. why look like nascar? why do we want to look like a bus going down the street. after the shock wore off this shows how far we have to go to think outside the box. >> reporter: apparently baltimore isn't the only town thinking outside that box. city leaders throughout the country are getting creative to make ends meet. chicago has sold ad space on some iconic bridges to bank of america. philadelphia has rented out a transit station to at&t. and the small town of brazil,
as proved cutting city pensions. and baltimore may sell ad space on the side their trucks. >> we're getting an indication, that if we don't pay attention to it and address the problems early enough, the problems would be too big for us to solve with simple solutions and drastic measures will come. >> reporter: a scranton public works employee says he's already taken drastic action, dipping into precious savings, after watching his pay drop from $900 every two with weeks to about $340 last payday. >> we bust our chops every day. and you kind of just expect the pay. you know, you expect your wages. this is something that shouldn't happen to anybody. >> reporter: the mayor here says the situation is so dire, he's proposed a 78% property tax hike over four years, something residents here certainly don't want to hear about. in the meantime, unions try to keep up the pressure in court for their full pay and what the city now owes them in back wages. brian? >> ron allen starting us off tonight in scranton, pennsylvania. as we mentioned, this tough economy is what was on voter's minds today. as bot
oklahoma city to baltimore. record breaking heat now linked to two deaths in chicago. this as severe storms ripped through tennessee killing two people and knocking out power to thousands. >>> and thanks but no thanks. the lifeguard fired who leaving his zone for a rescue was offered his job back. why did he turn it down? we'll explain today, july 6th, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm natalie morales. >> i'm willie geist in for matt. more on this morning's jobs reported in a moment. meantime the brutal heat wave that's gripped much of this nation expected finally to come to an end this weekend. >> you may be feeling the impact of the summer scorcher long after this weather cools down. we'll explain straight ahead. >> new details on that fourth of july tragedy off new york's long island, three children killed when a yacht capsized. this morning we'll hear from the man who was operating the boat at the time and lost his nephew in the accident. >>> then on a lighter note, we'll s
's check your weather. we'll see our pick city of the day today just happens to be the fabulous baltimore, maryland. mostly sunny. temperature of 90 degrees. as we show you on the radar, we've got showers and thunderstorms making their way through the midsection of the country. through the southeastern atlantic coast. we have a risk of strong storms in the lower mississippi river valley and the upper midwest. gorgeous in the northwest with sunshine. that sunshine extends down along the west coast. look for >>> 8:09. good monday morning to you. temperatures are going to soar today from yesterday's highs about five degrees warmer. you'll notice that difference especially inland. sunol, not much of a marine layer left as that sunshine starts to really set in. temperatures are going to get warm today, even in san francisco. look at this. 74 degrees there. 78 in santa cruz. and 85 degrees in san jose. even warm enough for that air conditioner. you'll need it. 95 degrees today in livermore. 89 tomorrow. cooler for the weekend. >>> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al, for the great
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